As part of its global commitment to divert post-consumer PET bottles away from waste and back into the circular economy, IVL will build a facility in Karawang, Java/Indonesia, to recycle almost 2 billion plastic bottles a year. The facility, which is planned to launch in 2023, will recycle 1.92 billion polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles annually and create 217 new jobs.
In this way, chemical company Indorama Ventures Public Company Ltd. (IVL), Bangkok/Thailand, is supporting the Government of Indonesia’s National Plan of Action on Marine Plastic Debris. The recycling plant will provide the washed and shredded post-consumer bottles as PET flake feedstock to produce recycled resin that is suitable for food contact use.
As the largest archipelagic state in the world, Indonesia has great biodiversity and rich natural resources, as well as strategic and economic value. Against this backdrop, the country will by the end 2025 reduce 70% of its plastic debris from 2017.